I am very happy to announce that the City of London and UnLondon have joined forces to launch an open data/open government city budget app contest. The contest has $5500 worth of prizes and there have already been two big events.

The budget data is the latest addiction to the growing list of city data. This wouldn’t have been possible without the continued work of Elaine Gamble, Corporate Communications Director for the City of London. While progress has been gradual, we are lucky to have the city’s support in this initiative. Which is why is it very important to register and submit an app. A strong showing of support is important to demonstrate that this type of democratic involvement works and improves the lives of citizenry at all levels of government.